March Break is less than a month away! What are your plans, ya’ll? If you’re sticking around the city, The National Ballet of Canada is putting on Sleeping Beauty during that exact week, March 10th to the 18th. Could be a nice thing to do with your mom and it’s a chance to see the Rudolf Nureyev adaptation staged by the doyenne of Canadian ballet herself, Karen Kain. No big deal.
Sleeping Beauty is the story of Princess Aurora, who is cursed by an evil witch on the day of her 16th birthday and falls into a death-like sleep until a handsome prince awakens her with a kiss. Nureyev adapted the original 19th century ballet, choreographed by Marius Petipa, and set it for The National Ballet of Canada in 1972. It’s a beautiful ballet to see and, if you’re around for the March Break, one worth checking out. Warning: major dance fever and a desire to pirouette continuously down the street after the performance may ensue.